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Netegrity, Ingrian Combine Strengths Into One Platform

Content networking company Ingrian Networks Tuesday says it has inked a deal where it will work with e-business security firm Netegrity to develop a single platform.

Under the terms of the agreement, Waltham, Mass.-based Netegrity's flagship product SiteMinder will be incorporated into Redwood City, Calif.-based Ingrian's Secure Content Networking platforms.

The goal is to give companies a place to centrally manage all of the access functions on a site, to simplify the admin of their Web sites without having to install and manage SiteMinder Web agents on racks of web servers.

"As global businesses move more and more secure applications and services online, it's imperative that only authorized individuals have access to confidential data," says Ingrian VP of Product Management Rod Murchison. "We are breaking new ground by offering enterprises and financial services organizations an end-to-end content security infrastructure that supports their strategic electronic business initiatives."

For its part, Murchison says Ingrian's platform mixes secure content caching, content switching, SSL/TLS acceleration, key management, and backend data encryption capabilities into a single device.

SiteMinder, meanwhile, is expected to add its single sign-on feature to help systems administrators control Web authentication.

"This is an important technology partnership because it provides our customers with increased functionality while dramatically increasing usage of our core offerings," says Netegrity senior director of Channels Sumner Blount.